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Aquaculture Cuts Average Fresh Fish Prices at Market

Farmed fresh fishery produce is becoming increasingly important in the Market. This is shown by statistical figures the wholesale centre has released. Fish-farming products accounted for only 4.1% (1,599 tonnes) of total fresh fish in 1990, but by 2012 the figure had climbed to 22.1% (8,911 tonnes).

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Good Commercial Practices Code: Taskforces Making Steady Progress

The different institutions and organisations with a major role in the agrofood chain that form the Good Commercial Practices Code, including Mercabarna and the Fruit and Vegetable Wholesale Dealers Association (AGEM), continue to work to define specific initiatives that will make it possible to improve sector operations and relations among the different agents in the chain.

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Mercabarna: international reference point

A delegation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the organisation that checks the safety of food, veterinary and medical products, visited Mercabarna on 6 March. Accompanied by representatives from the Catalan Food Safety Agency, the Mercabarna-based heads of the Barcelona Public Health Agency and the food estate’s managers, the visitors were shown the different health activities and checks performed in the Central Markets and in other businesses at the estate.

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Initiatives to Cut Energy Costs at Food Companies

 Offering ideas and solutions to Mercabarna businesses to help them cut their energy costs. This was the goal of the Energy Efficiency Congress organised on 7 March by the food estate, via the Barcelona Food Cluster Association, and the Catalonia Energy Efficiency Cluster, and which drew around sixty attendees.

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Mercabarna Joins the Barcelona-Catalonia Logistics Centre

Mercabarna will play a more high-profile role in the Barcelona-Catalonia Logistics Centre (BCL) platform as the food estate’s managing director Josep Tejedo has joined the executive committee of this association whose principal mission is to promote Catalonia as a logistics hub abroad.

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The Importance of Innovating

Innovating is a good strategic plan for companies that want to stand out from their competitors. But how does a company go about starting an innovation policy? What does it need to be truly innovative? An expert in innovation and two Mercabarna businesses discuss their experiences in this field.

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Mercabarna Supports AECOC Campaign Against Food Waste

Mercabarna has joined the collaboration project against food waste run by the AECOC association of mass market retailers and which already has the support of over 150 companies representing all of the links in the agrofood chain.

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